SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
- Sixty 6mm White pearls
- Twelve 6mm Black glass beads
- Twenty-four 6mm Red lustre glass beads
- Twenty-four 5mm Heishi spacer beads, gold
- Stretchy cord
- For each bracelet, cut 18" of cord.
- Pre-stretch the cord.
- Make a knot about 1" from the end.
- Thread on beads as follows: 1 spacer, 5 pearls, 1 spacer, 3 glass.
- Repeat sequence 3 more times.
- Knot cord and secure the knot with jewelry glue.
- Elastic-type cording makes beading quick and easy. You can actually use the end of the cord as your needle. Simply thread it through the beads and then tie a knot to secure your project instead of a metal clasp. Add a drop of jewelry glue to the knot and conceal it within the hole of a bead.
- This type of cord is best used with lightweight beads, rather than heavy glass beads. To add strength to your piece, try doubling the cord to help support the weight of the beads. Although stretchy cord is extremely flex- ible and strong, remember to "roll" the jewelry item on to prevent breakage. Avoid stretching it unnecessarily.
Tip: For large-hole beads, to keep the beads from falling off, tie a "dummy" bead on the end of your cord. Just snip this off before you make your final knot.